2018 presentations and networking buffet

Bideford Business Expo | BBxpo | Need it Find it

10.30–11.00 | Digital accounting – what your business needs to know | Cirrusli

With many VAT registered businesses required to use the government’s Making Tax Digital for Business system from April 2019 – eventually including all businesses – cloud and digital accounting systems specialist Cirrusli Ltd will explain how businesses can prepare themselves so that their digital tax returns are fully compliant. The presentation will also look at the many benefits to all businesses of using modern digital software to both stay in control of their business and save time and money doing their books.

11.00–11.30 | Learn how to write an article in 30 minutes | pressme

Every business needs to publish words, content and articles. Learn some tricks of the trade from an experienced pressme writer, PR and journalist so that you can write persuasive content for print and online.

11.30–12.00 | How to get the most from your online marketing budgets without becoming a digital nerd | Blue Soup

Blue Soup runs through the key digital channels, what each one is good for and when to use them effectively for your business. They will also discuss how you can measure success and how to manage a digital agency.

1215–1.15 | Free ‘Nibble & Network’ lunchtime buffet | Need it Find it

Join all exhibitors, presenters and visitors for a FREE lunchtime buffet – hosted by Need it Find it – where you can ‘nibble and network’ with businesses from across North Devon.

1.30–2.00 | Reach more customers with self-service direct mail |

With response rates increasing, will demonstrate how direct mail remains an affordable and effective marketing tool for businesses. ‘s digital interface enables you to design and send personalised mail direct from your desktop.

2.00–2.30 | Access the full potential of workforce skills | Jobcentre Plus

Businesses are always looking for skilled employees who are ready and willing to work. Hear how Jobcentre Plus can help you tap into productive jobseekers through the Disability Confident programme and working with schools to develop young workers for the future.